As one of the region’s critical conservation landscapes, the Amboseli ecosystem encompasses roughly 5,700 km2 that stretches across the Kenya-Tanzania border. With Kenya’s Amboseli National Park as its epicenter – one of the country’s most popular tourism parks – the system is dependent on the wider pastoral rangelands, and the long history of co-habitation between wildlife and Maasai necessitates a holistic conservation approach that integrates biodiversity and human livelihoods.
The Amboseli Ecosystem Trust (AET) was formed with the mission to secure the sustainable management of the Amboseli landscape. As a trust formed by and composed of community institutions, government representatives, and partner NGOs, AET is uniquely positioned to serve as a coordinating body to facilitate and mobilize the sustainable and participatory management of the Amboseli Ecosystem.
While these stakeholders’ posses varying interests in the area, they all want to see a reduction in land fragmentation, degradation, and habitat loss across the Amboseli Ecosystem.